New games include Flappy Birds Family, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,
Dungeon Quest, and Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2014--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Fire TV’s app selection has
more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since
launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family—currently a
Fire TV exclusive game.
New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, MLB.TV,
Animal Planet L!ve, and WWE Network, and more are already on the
way—by the end of the year TV services such as WATCH
ABC, WATCH ABC
Family, NFL Now, A+E Networks (including A&E, HISTORY & Lifetime), Outside TV, Young
Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV and Dailymotion
will all be available to Fire TV customers.
“Customers are loving the selection on their Fire TV, telling us how
easy it is to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to music,
and play games in their living room. And because of that, developers
continue to bring great apps to the platform, with app selection more
than doubling since launch,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon
Appstore. “And it’s still day 1—we have a great pipeline of new services
and games coming soon.”
Game selection also continues to grow, with new additions like Flappy
Birds Family, Dungeon Quest, Castle of Illusion starring
Mickey Mouse, The Wolf Among Us, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The
Bard’s Tale. Along with the great games recently added by
developers, Amazon Game Studios’ Sev Zero—a Fire TV exclusive
game—is one of the 5 most-downloaded games on Fire TV since launch.
Developers can learn more about developing Android and HTML5 Fire TV
apps and games here.
Here’s what customers are saying about Fire TV:
“I have Chromecast and Roku 3. Since getting Fire TV the others aren't
being used.” — Keith
“I've been a Roku user for years, but when Amazon Fire TV came out with
a microphone so you don't have to key in everything, that was it!” — Amazon
“My kids really liked the games. Impressed with game selections and
performance for such an inexpensive device.” — Daniel
“The apps available create an enormous selection of content to view, as
well as being so easy to install.” — Richard
“The game that came with the controller - Sev Zero is very impressive
and control of the game is quite responsive. — RJ
“The best feature I feel is the game menu and the large selection of
video games that are offered. That was the main reason I purchased the
Fire TV. Now the grandchildren and myself have a ball together playing.”
“The app selection is vast so it’s a good opportunity to include the
whole family with our many different viewing habits.” — Tonis
“Love the selection of movies and apps with Amazon Fire TV.” — Linda
Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant
access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME,
low-cost video rentals, and much more. Fire TV also brings photos,
music, and games to the living room. Meet Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/FireTV.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided
by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus,
passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click
shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon,
AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and
Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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